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Girl, nine, died after 'allergic reaction to ice-cream sauce' on family holiday

Habiba Chishti died from anaphylactic shock, two days after suffering a severe allergic reaction

Girl, nine, died after 'allergic reaction to ice-cream sauce' on family holiday
Habiba Chishti died on Monday February 18 (Image: Mark Lister)

A schoolgirl who suffered anaphylactic shock after eating an ice-cream on a family holiday died from ingredients in the sauce, it is believed.

Habiba Chishti died on Monday, February 18, from anaphylactic shock, two days after suffering a severe allergic reaction, a post mortem revealed.

An inquest held at Halifax Town Hall heard Habiba, nine, was allergic to eggs and nuts.

It is understood it was the sauce on the ice-cream that contained the ingredients that killed her, Examiner Live reports.

Habiba from Halifax in west Yorkshire had only just checked into a beachside resort in Mijas near Fuengirola with her parents and two siblings before making the short trip to a nearby shopping centre where she was treated to an ice-cream.

An inquest was held at Halifax Town Hall (file photo) (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

The family were staying at a upmarket holiday resort called Club La Costa World in Mijas, which is run by CLC World Resorts & Hotels.

Coroner's official Bernard Tate told the court that Habiba was taken to a hospital in Malaga.

However, despite the best efforts of medics they were unable to save her life.

Habiba was on holiday with her family (Image: Mark Lister)

None of her family which includes her dentist father, Dr Wajid Azam Chishti, mother Nadia and two siblings attended the hearing.

Assistant coroner Peter Merchant said: "Clearly, further enquiries will have to be made into the circumstances of her death."

He adjourned the hearing until a date to be fixed.

At the time of Habiba's death tributes were paid to the girl with a 'perfect smile'.

Shaheen Ul-Haq said on social media: "Very heart-breaking news. She, along with her brother and sister used to go swimming with my son and niece every weekend, she was in his class.

"Can't believe I won't see her singing and dancing and that cheeky smile of hers no more."

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